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Broccoli and Potato Soup

For a very comforting soup with a nice, creamy texture, try this one with nutritious broccoli and chunks of potato. The red pepper flakes add a hint of spice, and the fresh herbs make this a truly delicious soup.—Crystal Kelso, Sandy, Oregon
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 4-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    8 cups (2 quarts)


  • 1 pound small red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 7 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) condensed cream of broccoli soup, undiluted
  • 1 teaspoon each minced fresh thyme, basil and parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded Havarti cheese


  • Place the potatoes, onion, carrot and garlic in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the water, soup and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until heated through.
  • Stir in broccoli and cheese. Cover and cook for 30 minutes or until broccoli is tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 158 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 563mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • rothgirl
    May 4, 2011

    It was not good. I put much less garlic than it called for, and it was still garlicy...and I love garlic! The "soup" part was also very thin.

  • triplel
    Apr 26, 2011

    Reading other comments. Garlic is very good for you. We didn't add the cheese until just before we are it. The aroma was good as far as we thought. Made me hungry.

  • triplel
    Apr 26, 2011

    We made this and added chopped ham. Was delicious. Took it to friends, never even tasted it before, they liked it also.

  • bziol
    Apr 18, 2011

    Why would I want to make a broccoli soup using canned soup? You could easily make a tasty homemade broccoli potato soup using chicken broth on the stovetop in very little time.

  • jhuelson
    Jan 12, 2011

    My husband put this in the crockpot yesterday, and it was horrible. The recipe calls for 7 cloves of garlic. He put them all in. My eyes were watering when I walked into the kitchen. May be good if you use 1 clove of garlic.